VSAN Health Check VIB Installation & vSphere ROBO/Essentials Plus

VSAN Health Check VIB Installation & vSphere ROBO/Essentials Plus

I was talking with a fellow VMware guy, Matt Lydy, at VMworld Barcelona and he brought something to my attention around the Virtual SAN 6.x Health Check Plug-in. Matt is a Technical Account Manager in Ohio. I had the pleasure of working the VMware booth with him at VMworld US. He mentioned that the Health Check plugin requires Dynamic Resource Scheduling (DRS). I was pretty sure this wasn’t correct, but upon further conversation, he specified that DRS is required for…

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Quick update & Info on VMworld 2015 Sessions

Quick update & Info on VMworld 2015 Sessions

It has been a while since I’ve posted.  Really heads down lately, getting to know my new role.  As a refresher, I’ve moved from a Field Support role as a vSpecialist at EMC to a Tech Marketing role at VMware in the Storage and Availability group. As much as I’d like to say I’m done with drinking from the firehose, I’m really not.  I’m focusing on Virtual SAN, and the partner ecosystem that works with it.  Lots to learn &…

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My Tour of Duty is up. Time for a new assignment.

My Tour of Duty is up. Time for a new assignment.

In November of 2010, I announced that, after 15 years, would be leaving the customer side & joining the ranks of “Chad’s Army.” Since joining EMC, I’ve grown & learned more than I could have imagined. Going through vSpecialist on-boarding, at least from a mentally challenging perspective, seemed similar to basic training.  The camaraderie that I have had with all of my vSpecialist brothers & sisters is very similar to what I had with my military family. We knew that…

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EMC CTO Office Survey & Giveaway – Make your voice heard!

EMC CTO Office Survey & Giveaway – Make your voice heard!

EMC is always working on cool things.  To ensure that our solutions and services are meeting the needs of our customers, we always welcome feedback and gather research from our customers and non-customers. As this industry changes, the data that we collect, helps us better meet the application and workload needs of our customers.  To be successful, we need your help. The EMC CTO Office has developed a survey, which is less than 10 minutes long, to collect some basic information around Data…

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Where do I go for EMC & Open source scripts/tools/etc?

Where do I go for EMC & Open source scripts/tools/etc?

As a former application developer (sort of) and an administrator/architect before coming to EMC, I constantly wrote code, scripts, and anything I could do to make my life easier.  I always kept my stash of code, but I never had all the pieces I needed, and would go looking for code samples, or prewritten code, when I needed it. I remember being given some tasks 20 years ago, where I had to automate some authentication processes on a Slackware Linux…

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